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Matching Grant Means Your Donation to The Park People Will Double


With the holidays in full swing and the end of the year just around the corner, we’re excited to share some breaking news. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Park People have been issued an amazing challenge – a matching gift of up to $50,000 for every gift we receive between now and the end of the year! That means your gift of $50 DOUBLES to $100 or $100 DOUBLES TO $200 or $250 DOUBLES to $500 so if you’re thinking about making a year-end donation or renewing your membership, do it before December 31.

In honor of this unique opportunity, we’ve established the Acorn Fund. This special fund is dedicated to helping us grow and continue to preserve one of Milwaukee’s most treasured assets – over 140 magnificent parks and parkways. As funding for our park system continues to decline, this year, more than ever, we encourage our supporters to take advantage of this opportunity and truly make an impact.

In fact, as we near the end of another year, it’s important to consider all that we’ve achieved since our inception 30 years ago and how much more we have yet to accomplish. A few highlights include:    

  • Facilitated millions of dollars in donations that have been directed for park enhancement projects, park equipment purchases, recreational supplies and park employee enrichment.
  • Significantly reduced invasive species that kill off beautiful native plants through our volunteer Weed Out Events.
  • Provided support and guidance to over 50 specific Friends Groups throughout the County… promoting and enhancing neighborhood parks through volunteer efforts, fundraising and events. 

Looking ahead to 2015, we are excited for the opportunity to expand on these efforts and continue to support our parks for generations to come.

Our Matching Gift Challenge ends December 31, 2014. We hope you’ll take advantage of this special opportunity to double your impact and truly make a difference.  To make a year end donation and help us grow the Acorn Fund click the Donate Today button.


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The Park People believe that public parks enrich our lives and communities. Whether one is biking along a path, pushing a child in a swing, or merely cherishing a view, our daily lives benefit from our park experiences. They enhance our quality of life. For over thirty years, The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. (TPP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, has educated and involved the public in decisions concerning our parks through our mission: Citizen Stewardship of Milwaukee County Parks. Our members have raised millions of dollars for public projects including historical preservation, public art restoration, parks improvements and tree planting.  To find out more about what we do please click here.

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